GDA: Tables for things which are not objects

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Tue Feb 19 14:24:06 EST 2008

Phil Longstaff <plongstaff at> writes:

> There are currently 3 tables which handle things which are not objects:
> 1) slots
> 2) recurrences
> 3) tax table entries
> One thing that the slot_id field provided was an ordering of the slots 
> for a specific object.  For slots, the order isn't important.  Is there 
> a reason that that recurrences or tax table entries need to be kept in a 
> specific order?  If so, I can still remove the id auto-increment field 
> but will need to add an ordering field so that obj_guid won't be unique 
> (but will be indexed), but the pair (obj_guid,order) will be unique.

Tax Table Entries are not ordered.  I DOUBT Recurrences are
ordered, either.  So, no, I don't think there needs to be any
particular order.

> Phil


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